Mike Hettinger, the president and managing principal of the Hettinger Strategy Group, makes the case for why Congress should consider a 20-year-old bill from former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.).
Faced with a partial government shutdown with no certain end in sight, the Agriculture Department has come up with a budgetary workaround to ensure Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits continue to be paid out through February.
Many people who spent their career with Uncle Sam are glad they did. But when it’s over, many people are glad, too. Take today’s holiday guest columnist, Tony Korlik, for example.
The House has passed its own continuing resolution that would fund all of government through Feb. 8 and provide $5 billion toward the southern border. The CR is reportedly a tough sell in the Senate, setting up further anxiety and uncertainty ahead of Friday’s partial shutdown deadline.
The Senate cleared the first hurdle in preventing a partial government shutdown on Dec. 21.
Congress has less than a week before funding for some federal agencies expires on Dec. 21. Will the government close? Will federal employees get a pay raise in 2019? There are many possibilities and few clear answers.
The Navy tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that a change in funding could hurt its trajectory on readiness.
Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, shared potential obstacles for government contractors on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Congress’ latest Dec. 21 deadline leaves the Senate no time to consider a series of recommendations from a joint budget and appropriations reform committee that were designed to prevent the current situation in the first place.
Congress passes a bicameral two-week continuing resolution on Thursday, postponing an impending partial government shutdown.